Short-eared Owl at Bombay Hook NWR.

I got up early to make the trek to Bombay Hook and got there shortly after sunrise. I immediately ran into a Short-eared Owl, who posed very nicely. A life bird and a rarity for me!

I hadn’t checked for closings before I left (I should know better) and quickly found that most of the refuge was closed. I decided to make a first visit to Prime Hook to check for the Snowy Owl who’s been seen there. He didn’t show, but I found a nice Sparrow.

I made a quick stop at Kent Narrows on the way back.

Lesser Scaup 2018-17

This Scaup was feeding at Kent Narrows.

Lesser Scaup 2018-17

This Scaup was feeding at Kent Narrows.

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Double Crested Cormorant 2018-6

Only a few Double Crested Cormorants are around at this time of year.

Savannah Sparrow 2018-1

This Savannah Sparrow cooperated well.

Bufflehead 2018-12

I found a lone Bufflehead at Bombay Hook.

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